From different quarters, there is a growing realization that we cannot carry on as we have for decades, flirting with Collectivism in various forms and strengths. All are poisonous and destructive.
Bottom line: You’re either for changes to the benefit formula, or you’re for big tax increases on the next generation. If you oppose benefit formula changes on the grounds that they are “cuts,” then you are for big tax increases. Period.That is not a quote from Sarah Palin, but Charles Blauhaus, one of two public trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare.
Slowly at first...then with gathering speed, the scales of darkness are going to be falling from the eyes of people in the United States. They are going to be awakening to where we are, and the perils of our position. They are going to be increasingly aware of the hard...but potentially wonderfully empowering...choices we as a people are going to face.
It is no small thing that people in public life...even some brave politicians...are beginning to face reality and raise the issues of ruinous spending. To move a nation, one must build a notion into a movement. Liberty and self-reliance are not creeds of heartless selfishness. They never have been, and they never will be. They are how a nation becomes...and continues...great.